18 percent of all fatal car accidents are from a head-on collision according to statistics found by the Fatal Analysis Reporting System. Here are some important facts about head-on collisions.
All drivers are educated and trained to drive safely. Furthermore, many vehicles are now equipped with technology intended to make traveling in a motor vehicle safer. However, these things do not save Brent Gordon Law clients from negligent drivers. There are still many who choose to drive fatigued, distracted or even drunk. Such actions make it risky to drive and often lead to serious car crashes such as head-on collisions.
Negligent Acts that Lead to a Head-on Collision
A head-on collision typically occurs when a car crosses over the centerline of the roadway or a median in an attempt to pass but collides with an oncoming vehicle from the other direction. Another common reason for head-on collisions is from a wrong way driver. 75 percent of all head-on collisions happen on two-lane rural roads. This high rate of head-on collisions on rural roads indicates that these crashes are usually due to a failed passing maneuver. Head-on collisions are often serious and lead to many wrongful deaths. Other negligent acts that lead to a head-on collision include:
- Falling asleep while driving.
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Driving distracted (i.e. using a mobile device while driving).
- Losing control of the vehicle.
- Road conditions.
Wrongful Death Attorneys in Pocatello and Idaho Falls
Head-on collisions often result in serious injuries or even wrongful death. If you have been the victim of someone else’s negligent driving, contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Brent Gordon Law Firm in Idaho Falls or Pocatello to handle your case. Our law firm believes every client deserves fair representation against big insurance companies with deep pockets. Aggressive and experienced personal injury attorney Brent Gordon will fight for every penny you are owed. Call our Idaho Falls law office now for a free consultation at (208) 552-0467 to get started on your case.
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